Felicity Gerry QC is an international barrister, academic and media commentator at chambers in London and Darwin and in the School of Law at Charles Darwin University. She was described in the Legal 500 for 2015 as a “fearless and independent minded person”. She appears and advises in complex criminal and civil cases and has research projects in relation to murder, human trafficking, sexual offending, honour violence, indigenous justice and global cyber rights. She is one of the foremost legal experts which broadcasters go to for media commentary and presentation of international legal issues.
Felicity speaking at the Oxford Union debate on Anonymity
Felicity is admitted to the Bar of England and Wales and the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Australia. She is also Chair of the Research and Research Training Committee in the School of Law at Charles Darwin University in Australia which has a focus on transnational law and she is the lead on an Indigenous Justice and Exoneration Project. She can be booked for complex trial and appellate advocacy in criminal and civil litigation and pro bono assistance, mediation, public speaking, conferences and media engagements. Her media appearances include: ABC News and public Affairs, BBC News, Panorama, Sky News, Al Jazeera, BBC The Big Questions, BBC Radio 4 Today, PM & Law in Action, BBC Radio 2, BBC 5 Live & Channel 5. She appeared in the BAFTA nominated Channel 4 FGM documentary The Cruel Cut and in the ABC Foreign Correspondent documentary Saving Mary Jane and writes regularly for the broadsheet & legal press.
Joint Enterprise Law Advisory Group Meeting in LondonFebruary 22, 2016
Speaking on FGM and the law in Adelaide as part of the judicial development program for South Australian MagistratesMarch 18, 2016
Heart of the Matter appeal
What is unfolding before our eyes in Europe is an astonishing human tragedy that threatens to change the face of the continent, and turn thousands of innocent children, women and men into a new generation of slaves.
Heart of the Matter is a short (20 – 25 minute) film that will serve as a companion piece to Not My Life, the universally acclaimed Worldwide Documentaries film about the horrors and ubiquity of global human trafficking. Heart of the Matter has been conceived in response to the current refugee crisis in Europe, where hundreds of thousands of refugees, especially children, are at risk of being trafficked in the months and years ahead.
Worldwide Documentaries feel the urgency to get this new film made is too great to rely solely on the international philanthropic community— helpful though it has been and will be to projects now and over the years; and while they are doing their due diligence in that respect, they have also launched a Heart of the Matter Indiegogo campaign, to help raise pre-production funds to move this project forward, and publicise it as widely as possible.
Please help sound the alarm before these lives are lost. A contribution in any amount can and will make a difference.
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